SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Whisper Numbers: The Meg stalks Mission: Impossible



Just as the summer temperature heats up across the country, the movie season is beginning to cool down in August. Warner Bros. hopes moviegoers will dive back in to see Jason Statham [JSTAT] take on a giant prehistoric shark in The Meg [MEG]. Giant monster movies and shark flicks are popular again, and the PG-13 rated thriller combines the two with the biggest shark ever.  The Shallows debuted at $16.8 million two years ago, and even 47 Meters Down opened to $11.2 million last year.  With a bigger budget and higher victim count, The Meg should entice shark fans to bite. Circling 4118 theaters, The Meg could chew up $26 million.

With excellent word of mouth, Mission: Impossible – Fallout [MISS6] looks to run away with another $20 million.

Christopher Robin [WINPO] may have appeared too serious for families with small children. The live-action Winnie-the-Pooh movie should still be able to hold 55% of its opening for $13.5 million.

Spike Lee [SLEE] is back with the provocative and timely BlacKkKlansman [BLKKM] based on the true story of a black FBI agent who infiltrated the KKK. The R-rated drama premiered at Cannes to great acclaim. The buzz has only grown exponentially since, with Focus more than doubling its original theater count to 1512 theaters. BlacKkKlansman could uncover $12 million.

Slender Man [SLNDR] arrives under the radar with little marketing as Sony seeks to avoid negative publicity regarding a real-life murder linked to the internet meme. The notoriety may appeal to teenage girls who are the primary audience for the PG-13 rated horror. Slender Man could snatch $10 million from 2358 locations.

LD targets dog-lovers with the PG-rated Dog Days [DOGDS]. In a last-minute release date move, the PG-rated film opened on Wednesday and earned $635K. While reviews are decent, the ensemble cast aren’t box office draw. Strolling into 2255 theaters, Dog Days may bark up $6 million over the weekend.

That’s the whisper on the virtual trading floor.



Tag(s): JSTAT, MEG, MISS6, WINPO, SLEE, BLKKM, SLNDR, DOGDS

View more Blog posts »



By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 03:03 PM        563 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

Promising Young Woman (PRMYM) 100000 12.23 (+1.29)         Promising Young Woman (PRMYM) 100000 12.23 (+1.29)         Tom Hiddleston (THIDD) 6 136.70 (+0.28)         Monster Problems (MNSTP) 100000 20.47 (+0.47)         Suki Waterhouse (SUWAT) 20000 59.67 (+0.40)         Suki Waterhouse (SUWAT) 20000 59.67 (+0.40)         Gambit (GAMBI) 100 25.56 (0.00)         The New Mutants (NMUTN) 100 36.15 (0.00)         Breakthrough (BRKTH) 50000 43.51 (+0.99)         Breakthrough (BRKTH) 50000 43.51 (+0.99)         Breakthrough (BRKTH) 50000 43.51 (+0.99)         Breakthrough (BRKTH) 50000 43.51 (+0.99)         Promising Young Woman (PRMYM) 99999 12.23 (+1.29)         Breakthrough (BRKTH) 100000 43.51 (+0.99)         Mark Ruffalo (MRUFF) 16996 133.46 (+0.24)         Jungle Cruise (JUNGC) 100000 131.56 (0.00)         Amazing Grace (AMZGR) 100000 3.13 (+0.04)         Avengers: Endgame H$260 Call (AVNG4.CA) 11 4.86 (-0.01)         Mia and the White Lion (MIAWL) 100000 1.54 (+0.17)         Minecraft (MINEC) 17114 38.48 (+0.09)         Aniara (ANIAR) 15000 1.94 (-0.06)         Bad Blood (BDBLD) 60000 32.31 (-0.27)         The Six Billion Dollar Man (6MILL) 99999 45.08 (+1.44)         The Last Thing He Wanted (TLTHW) 50000 1.55 (-0.16)         Minecraft (MINEC) 82885 38.48 (+0.09)         Bad Blood (BDBLD) 100000 32.31 (-0.27)         Bad Blood (BDBLD) 100000 32.31 (-0.27)         Inheritance (NHRTN) 35000 10.55 (-0.90)         Inheritance (NHRTN) 100000 10.55 (-0.90)         Inheritance (NHRTN) 100000 10.55 (-0.90)         Bad Blood (BDBLD) 99999 32.31 (-0.27)         12 O’Clock Boys (12OCB) 100000 11.45 (+1.16)         Breakthrough (BRKTH) 100000 43.51 (+0.99)         Breakthrough (BRKTH) 100000 43.51 (+0.99)         12 O’Clock Boys (12OCB) 100000 11.45 (+1.16)         Promising Young Woman (PRMYM) 100000 12.23 (+1.29)         The French Dispatch (TFRDS) 100000 29.61 (+1.27)         The Curse of La Llorona H$20 Cal (CHLDN.CA) 1 1.83 (-0.02)         The Curse of La Llorona H$20 Put (CHLDN.PU) 1 1.95 (0.00)         Playmobil: The Movie (PMOBL) 100000 19.55 (-0.75)         Fear Street (FEAR1) 99999 28.98 (-1.35)         Emma (EMMA) 35001 15.39 (-0.16)         Monster Problems (MNSTP) 100000 20.47 (+0.47)         After Yang (AFTRY) 100000 7.88 (-0.19)         Promising Young Woman (PRMYM) 100000 12.23 (+1.29)         Rebecca Hall (RBHAL) 19999 9.02 (-0.03)         The Six Billion Dollar Man (6MILL) 50000 45.08 (+1.44)         Fear Street (FEAR1) 100000 28.98 (-1.35)         Fear Street (FEAR1) 100000 28.98 (-1.35)         Zola (ZOLA) 100000 5.36 (+0.68)